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This rustic, country cafe was once an adult daycare center, but you would never be able to tell that from the current light-filled space that doubles as a market and organic eatery. Stop in for a l... read more
This unassuming shop in LA's arts districts specializes in pies and pies alone. The sparse interior of bare wooden tables and metal chairs become the perfect background palate to support the rich... read more
Thomas Keller's Beverly Hills bakery features every bit of flaky goodness you would expect. His top-notch team turns out fresh traditional croissants, baked bread, tarts, muffins and cookies like... read more
This boutique patisserie and gelateria churns out hand-crafted gelato and sorbet in flavors like salted chocolate chip cookies, banana nut and pain au chocolate. Tiramisu, macaroons and sacher ca... read more
The cream puffs look like pastel marbles. The little ones, anyway. The big ones look like big cream puffs. Crepes and Belgian waffles, too, and big ol' tubs of tropical fruit-flavored mousse. If yo... read more
It's just a simple spot around Fairfax and Melrose, which means it could be perfect for a little breaky after a heavy round of shopping. Decor is simple (white accented with copper), and all the fo... read more
This is, of course, a chocolate store, so there are gifts to buy as well as treats to enjoy in the cafe section. Look for all kinds of truffles and marzipans, etc. All the usual suspects, plus abou... read more
Where's a classy place in Hollywood to order an impressive glass of wine? Here it is. Full selection of imported cheese and charcuterie to go with it, or go Euro style and have a croissant at the b... read more
Arguably L.A.'s yuppiest neighborhood, Larchmont is full of the finer things in life—now including fresh-made pastries and Intelligentsia coffee. (Yes, sometimes Silver Lake is too far.) Haze... read more
Famous caterer makes sandwiches for the masses (well, the foodie masses) and they rejoice. Breakfast, light lunch, dizzying array of baked goods in this storefront with a swell address. Looking for... read more
Always beloved in a ironic kind of way, the new incarnation of sandwiches-to-go is poised for earnest devotion. Big beer and wine selection (the aim is no vino over $40), pizzas, sandwiches, and ou... read more
The beloved pier location closed down, but this equally artsy, almost as picturesque replacement has sprung up on Lincoln. Writers strongly encouraged, natch. Breakfast served all day; scrambles, p... read more
Glendale isn't known for food (except the Armenian joints), especially not trendy little boites. This spot may not win any culinary awards, but residents are thrilled to have something in the other... read more
Caramel apple pie waffles. That's pretty much all you need to know, right? And yes, that's considered a well-balanced breakfast. This bright, sugary storefront seems a bit out of place right in the... read more
It's not that people were hurting for lunch options, but everyone's flocking to Lemonade like the noontime meal was just invented. Get in line: it's old-school cafeteria style in form and decor. Fo... read more
Downtown's South Park neighborhood is really coming along nicely. Even those trying not to live corporate have to admire the chutzpah of business owners just going for it, making this into a walkab... read more
When two chefs with serious credentials fall in love, this is the baby they make. Prices are a bit high for sandwiches and cookies, but the idea is that it's super high quality. Niman Ranch everyth... read more
One could spend all day eating at Tavern. Maybe that's the idea. Nothing tavern-esque about the setting, except a lunch menu slightly reminiscent of pub grub. Everything done up quite fancy. For di... read more
It’s all-natural, organic, local hippie dogma with a side of celebrity spotting: Chef Akasha has friends in high places. It’s a bobo addition to Culver City’s big-time restaurant scene. Not the bes... read more
Swanky London-bred Cantonese classes up the Hills of Beverly. Glamo...
How do you say "sexified, neck-craning hot spot" in Mandarin? Becau...
Chef Jeff Mahin's Hollywood pizza joint has some fan favorite pies ...
Meant to decisively invoke all the sensual allure of its namesake d...